1922

At the start of 1922, the British Empire was at its largest, with a quarter of the world and one in every four people under its rule.

1922

Whirled into Happiness, the London production opened at the Lyric Theater and ran for a record 246 performances. It is also the year that Pope Benedict XV became the 259th Pope of the Catholic Church.

Leonard Thompson, a 14-year old became the first person to receive an insulin injection. Before January 23, doctors urged diabetes patients to eat a diet low in carbohydrates, fat, protein, and sugar. This type of diabetes control would add a year to the victim. By 1923, insulin had become widely available and was saving many lives.

In the Valley of Kings in Egypt, British archeologists Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter became the first people to go intoKing Tutankhamen’s tomb in over three millennia. Inside, the archaeologists found a wide selection of valuable items, among them a golden coffin containing the mummified remains of the teenage king. King Tutankhamen and other Amarna kings records went missing in the 13th century B.C. until the find, which was on November 26.

On September 13, 1922, El Aziza, Libya reported a recording of 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The record had stood for 90 years before a team of atmospheric scientists invalidated it. The inexperience of the weather observation team and use of the antiquated instrumentation were the errors cited, and El Aziza lost the title in 2012. With a record of 134 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 57 degrees Celsius on July 10 Death Valley regained its status of the hottest temperature recorded.

The construction of the famous Yankee Stadium commenced at The Bronx area of New York. The USSR had also gone ahead to prosecute its opposition and had eight priests, two laymen, and a woman got a death sentence for their opposition to the government. A typhoon hit Shantou in China killing over 5,000 people.

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Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1922


Peace Prize

  • Fridtjof Nansen

Literature

  • Jacinto Benavente

Physics

  • Niels Bohr

Chemistry

  • Francis William Aston

Physiology or Medicine

  • Archibald Hill
  • Otto Fritz Meyerhof
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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

Movies

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Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Country: United States of America

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Country: United States of America

Beyond the Rocks

Beyond the Rocks

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Edythe Chapman, Alec B. Francis

Country: United States of America

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey

Country: United States of America

Tess of the Storm Country

Tess of the Storm Country

Directed by: John S. Robertson

Starring: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope, David Torrence

Country: United States of America

Popular names

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1922?


Events

  • 09 Jan 1922 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 10 Jan 1922 Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.
  • 11 Jan 1922 First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • 12 Jan 1922 The British government releases the remaining Irish prisoners captured in the War of Independence.
  • 13 Jan 1922 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • 15 Jan 1922 Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes first premier.
  • 19 Jan 1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years.
  • 24 Jan 1922 Lehman Caves National Monument established.
  • 26 Jan 1922 Italian forces occupy Misrata in Libya. The reconquest of Libya begins.
  • 28 Jan 1922 J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL.
  • 29 Jan 1922 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dissolved.
  • 30 Jan 1922 World Law Day, first celebrated.
  • 02 Feb 1922 It was 2:22:22 on 2 / 2 / 22
  • 04 Feb 1922 WGY-AM in Schenectady New York begins radio transmissions
  • 05 Feb 1922 Pope Pius XI (Achille Ratti) succeeds Pope Benedict XV as the 259th pope.
  • 06 Feb 1922 US, UK, France, Italy and Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 08 Feb 1922 Radio arrives at the White House
  • 09 Feb 1922 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii.
  • 11 Feb 1922 US intervention army leaves Honduras.
  • 15 Feb 1922 Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex.
  • 18 Feb 1922 WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
  • 19 Feb 1922 Ed Wynn becomes first talent to sign as a radio entertainer.
  • 20 Feb 1922 WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
  • 21 Feb 1922 WHK-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions
  • 22 Feb 1922 Following intense nationalist agitation after World War I, Great Britain proclaims Egypt formally independent but continues to occupy the country militarily and control its politics.
  • 25 Feb 1922 Murderer Henri Désiré Landru is beheaded by the guillotine.
  • 27 Feb 1922 Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover convenes first National Radio Conference.
  • 28 Feb 1922 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 02 Mar 1922 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • 03 Mar 1922 WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • 04 Mar 1922 The movie Nosferatu was released.
  • 06 Mar 1922 Babe Ruth signs three years at $52,000 a year New York Yankees contract.
  • 07 Mar 1922 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard.
  • 09 Mar 1922 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
  • 10 Mar 1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • 11 Mar 1922 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in two games.
  • 12 Mar 1922 Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
  • 13 Mar 1922 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
  • 14 Mar 1922 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
  • 15 Mar 1922 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • 16 Mar 1922 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
  • 18 Mar 1922 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • 20 Mar 1922 WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • 21 Mar 1922 KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • 22 Mar 1922 British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to six years in prison.
  • 23 Mar 1922 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
  • 24 Mar 1922 Grand National at Aintree sees only three horses out of 32 starters finish.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto Saint Patricks (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), three games to 2.
  • 30 Mar 1922 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
  • 31 Mar 1922 KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • 01 Apr 1922 Six Irish Catholic civilians are shot and beaten-to-death by a gang of policemen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 03 Apr 1922 Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 04 Apr 1922 WAAB (Baton Rouge Louisiana) becomes first US radio station with "W" calls.
  • 05 Apr 1922 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • 07 Apr 1922 Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
  • 10 Apr 1922 The historic Genoa Conference commences in Genoa. The representatives of 34 countries convene to speak about monetary economics in the wake of World War I.
  • 13 Apr 1922 The State of Massachusetts opens all public offices to women.
  • 14 Apr 1922 Republic rebels occupies four government courts in Dublin.
  • 15 Apr 1922 Banting, MacLeod and Best discover insulin
  • 16 Apr 1922 German-Russia treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized.
  • 18 Apr 1922 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0.
  • 19 Apr 1922 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:18 10.
  • 20 Apr 1922 The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
  • 21 Apr 1922 The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year.
  • 22 Apr 1922 South Ossetian Autonomous Region is established in Georgian SSR.
  • 24 Apr 1922 In Barnegat, New Jersey, USA an overhead explosion of comet fragment rocks buildings, shatters windows, and releases clouds of noxious gas.
  • 27 Apr 1922 Fritz Langs "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin.
  • 30 Apr 1922 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0.
  • 01 May 1922 Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game.
  • 02 May 1922 WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth Texas.
  • 03 May 1922 Salt layer find at Winterswijk.
  • 04 May 1922 KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • 05 May 1922 Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx).
  • 07 May 1922 New York Giants Jesse Barnes no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0.
  • 10 May 1922 Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
  • 11 May 1922 Radio station KGU begins broadcasting in Hawaii.
  • 12 May 1922 A 20-ton meteorite lands near Blackstone, Virginia, USA.
  • 13 May 1922 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • 18 May 1922 Sergei Diaghilev, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Proust and Igor Stravinsky dine together in Paris, at the Majestic hotel, their only joint meeting.
  • 19 May 1922 The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
  • 20 May 1922 Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the New York lineup and go hitless.
  • 21 May 1922 Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
  • 23 May 1922 Harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat.
  • 24 May 1922 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed.
  • 25 May 1922 Babe Ruth suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.
  • 26 May 1922 Lenin suffers a stroke.
  • 29 May 1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws.
  • 30 May 1922 Lincoln Memorial dedicated
  • 01 Jun 1922 The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
  • 02 Jun 1922 Suffy McInnis (first base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances.
  • 10 Jun 1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • 11 Jun 1922 U.S. première of Robert J. Flaherty's ''Nanook of the North'', the first commercially successful feature length documentary film.
  • 12 Jun 1922 German Reich President Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
  • 13 Jun 1922 Longest attack of hiccups begins Charlie Osborne, 98 hiccupped over 435 million times before it stops, He dies 11 months after it stops
  • 14 Jun 1922 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • 16 Jun 1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics.
  • 19 Jun 1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
  • 22 Jun 1922 Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 23 Jun 1922 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St. George
  • 24 Jun 1922 AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears.
  • 26 Jun 1922 Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi becomes Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco.
  • 27 Jun 1922 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
  • 28 Jun 1922 The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
  • 01 Jul 1922 Congress extends national bank charters by 99 years.
  • 05 Jul 1922 1st general election in the Netherlands
  • 06 Jul 1922 Dutch auto / airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • 08 Jul 1922 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (62 60)
  • 09 Jul 1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
  • 11 Jul 1922 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • 15 Jul 1922 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie Country Club - Illinois
  • 17 Jul 1922 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
  • 20 Jul 1922 Togo made a mandate of the League of Nations.
  • 22 Jul 1922 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St. Louis teams are on top
  • 25 Jul 1922 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • 27 Jul 1922 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • 01 Aug 1922 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • 02 Aug 1922 China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • 04 Aug 1922 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • 08 Aug 1922 Italian general strike broken by fascist terror
  • 14 Aug 1922 1st old time musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • 16 Aug 1922 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
  • 19 Aug 1922 36th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61)
  • 20 Aug 1922 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
  • 21 Aug 1922 Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise.
  • 22 Aug 1922 General Michael Collins is assassinated in West Cork.
  • 24 Aug 1922 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • 26 Aug 1922 Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
  • 27 Aug 1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)
  • 28 Aug 1922 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • 30 Aug 1922 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
  • 01 Sep 1922 New York City law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billards".
  • 04 Sep 1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
  • 05 Sep 1922 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • 06 Sep 1922 42nd US Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston 46 36 62 63 64)
  • 07 Sep 1922 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • 09 Sep 1922 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna / murder Greek citizens
  • 10 Sep 1922 Largest Polo Grounds crowd Meusel, Ruth and Gehrig consecutive home runs.
  • 11 Sep 1922 Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
  • 12 Sep 1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
  • 13 Sep 1922 The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.8 ?C (136.0 ?F).
  • 15 Sep 1922 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • 16 Sep 1922 42nd US Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)
  • 17 Sep 1922 Bicyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • 18 Sep 1922 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Neth
  • 20 Sep 1922 Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
  • 21 Sep 1922 President Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
  • 23 Sep 1922 B Brechts Drum in the Night, premieres in Germany
  • 24 Sep 1922 Neurenberg fusion Congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
  • 27 Sep 1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II.
  • 28 Sep 1922 Mussolini marches on Rome.
  • 29 Sep 1922 Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
  • 30 Sep 1922 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • 01 Oct 1922 Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • 04 Oct 1922 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 05 Oct 1922 Yanks and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
  • 06 Oct 1922 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
  • 07 Oct 1922 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • 08 Oct 1922 New York Giants beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series.
  • 09 Oct 1922 Sir William Horwood, London Metropolitan Police Service commissioner, is poisoned by arsenic-filled chocolates.
  • 11 Oct 1922 1st woman FBI special investigator appointed (Alaska Davidson)
  • 14 Oct 1922 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue, New York City
  • 17 Oct 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • 18 Oct 1922 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) established.
  • 20 Oct 1922 Kennelworth in the Bronx renamed Dwight Place.
  • 22 Oct 1922 Lucerne Street in the Bronx named.
  • 23 Oct 1922 Conservative A Bonar forms new government in England
  • 24 Oct 1922 German parliament mandates Ebert President until July 1925
  • 25 Oct 1922 The Third Dáil enacts the Constitution of the Irish Free State.
  • 26 Oct 1922 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists and Benito Mussolini
  • 27 Oct 1922 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • 29 Oct 1922 The King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
  • 30 Oct 1922 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the New York Giants pay $65,000 and 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 and is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • 01 Nov 1922 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
  • 02 Nov 1922 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • 03 Nov 1922 Greek parliament bans Prince Andreas for life
  • 04 Nov 1922 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
  • 05 Nov 1922 Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent
  • 06 Nov 1922 King George V proclaims Irish Free state
  • 13 Nov 1922 Black Renaissance begins Harlem, New York
  • 14 Nov 1922 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
  • 15 Nov 1922 British Conservative wins election / Labour 2nd party
  • 16 Nov 1922 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
  • 17 Nov 1922 Turkish Sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
  • 19 Nov 1922 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • 21 Nov 1922 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as 1st female US Senator
  • 22 Nov 1922 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
  • 24 Nov 1922 Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers for 1 year
  • 25 Nov 1922 Japanese crown Prince Hirohito appointed prince-regent
  • 28 Nov 1922 6 old minsters in Greece, executed
  • 30 Nov 1922 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
  • 01 Dec 1922 Polish state chief marshal Jozef Pilsudski, resigns.
  • 04 Dec 1922 Lucille Atcherson, becomes 1st woman legation sect-US foreign service
  • 05 Dec 1922 The British Parliament enacts the Irish Free State Constitution Act, by which it legally sanctions the new Constitution of the Irish Free State.
  • 06 Dec 1922 One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
  • 09 Dec 1922 Gabriel Narutowicz is announced the first president of Poland.
  • 10 Dec 1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards.
  • 11 Dec 1922 End of the trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson at the Old Bailey. Both found guilty and sentenced to death.
  • 15 Dec 1922 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague.
  • 16 Dec 1922 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes.
  • 17 Dec 1922 Last British troops leave Ireland Freestate.
  • 19 Dec 1922 Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times.
  • 20 Dec 1922 Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president.
  • 22 Dec 1922 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch University in Ghent.
  • 23 Dec 1922 Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano.
  • 24 Dec 1922 BBC sends first British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas".
  • 27 Dec 1922 Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
  • 29 Dec 1922 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
  • 30 Dec 1922 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR